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    Engineering Your Job Search

    By Byte on Aug 12, 2020 9:26:42 AM

    If you’ve been keeping up with technology news, you’ve likely come across one or two articles recently about developer salary. There are some strong opinions out there.

    Topics: Careers Programming Tips Job Search
    7 min read

    Primer: Python First Class Functions and Decorators

    By lakshmi b on Aug 12, 2020 9:26:02 AM

    Python functions are a lot more flexible than you would think. They are much more than just code generation specifications for a compiler. They are full-blown objects stored in pieces of memory as such that they can be freely passed around a program and called indirectly. They also support operations that have little to do with calls at all like Attribute storage and Annotation.

    Topics: Python software development functions Programming Tips
    1 min read

    Top Five Reasons To Learn Python

    By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 9:11:04 AM

    We chose Python as the core language of our curriculum (and hope that you choose to learn it).  In addition to it being the highest paid coding language for recent coding bootcamp grads according to Course Report,  Python has many other unique, strong qualities.  Oh, and did we mention that the language is actually named after the movie Monty Python, a favorite of the Dutch founder? For more check out our Python program

    Topics: Python Programming Tips
    2 min read

    Byte Wellness: 5 Relaxation Tips For Fall

    By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 9:00:01 AM

    We are excited to have Elena Beloff, top rated New York Post and ABC Good Morning America corporate wellness coach (and hypnotist) team up with Byte's Wellness Program for a meditation session and intro to hypnosis on on the first day of October.

    Topics: Light Reads Programming Tips Wellness
    5 min read

    How To Choose The Right Tech Stack For You

    By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 8:58:33 AM

    Written by Byte Academy student, Jason Pruski

    Topics: Student Stories fullstack students Python programming Programming Tips tech stack
    2 min read

    How to Break Into Machine Learning

    By Byte on Aug 6, 2020 7:12:15 AM

    Everyone seems to be intrigued by Machine Learning, which has become a "buzz word" lately.  Although intimidating,  you can certainly break into the field, or learn more about another phrase we hear a lot, Natural Language Processing. Read some tips and background from Data Scientist, Lesley Cordero, who teaches our Data Science course. Lesley also teaches a class in machine learning for those interested in the particular area.

    Topics: Natural Language Processing Machine Learning Big Data Careers Data Engineer Data Science Programming Tips
    6 min read

    Intro to SQLite3 With Python's Flask

    By Jeff Maxim on Aug 6, 2020 6:55:42 AM

    Our new instructor Jeff is also an author, here are some tips from his blog, a great coding resource:

    I’ve got a URL shortening website like Bitly that allows you to submit a link, then gives you a new, hopefully shorter url to use for that link. I built it with Python and the Flask microframework.

    Right now, a user enters a URL at my flask app, such as “www.jeffreymaxim.com”. My python code will generate a random key for that site, such as “98rDv64O”. It will store both the original URL and the key in a python dictionary like so:

    <span class="s1">my_links["www.jeffreymaxim.com"] = "98rDv64O"</span>

    So that I’ve got an entry in the my_links dictionary that looks like this:

    <span class="s1">{'www.jeffreymaxim.com': '98rDv64O'}</span>

    This code allows me to redirect a user from herokuapp to jeffmaxim.com .

    The problem here is that this dictionary only lives in the local memory of my machine while my app is running. As soon as I restart my server, that whole dictionary and all my links and keys gets deleted.

    The solution is to implement a database.

    Topics: SQL jeff maxim Python Programming Tips
    1 min read

    Computational Science 101

    By Byte on Aug 6, 2020 6:23:21 AM

    Read tips from Byte's Data Scientist, Lesley Cordero, regarding how to get started in computational science.

    Topics: Careers Python byte academy computational science Data Science Programming Tips